The school was at the centre of a row in July over a letter telling parents that children would be placed in “lunch isolation” if they fell behind with lunch payments.

Now a freedom of information response has revealed at least one Michaela pupil spent a whole term eating basic meals away from peers, outside the dining hall, under this punishment.

Three children have been disciplined in this way, each for at least two weeks.

Reported by The Guardian. You can read the full story here. 

I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.